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A Graphical Glimpse of Gigabit Growth

Jason Meyers
3/17/2015
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A recent infographic from WhichVoIP maps out what some of the major players are doing in the Gigabit Cities realm -- but it only tells part of the story.

The infographic, titled "The Race for Gigabit Internet," lists the leaders in the Gigabit Cities movement in the US as Cox Communications Inc. , Google Fiber Inc. , CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) as the top four providers of gigabit connectivity in the US, relegating the rest of the country's service providers (cable operators, regional telcos, municipalities and utilities among them) to a category called "local."

Those four companies may indeed have promised the most markets for gigabit connectivity, but the Gigabit Cities momentum in the US can't be accurately or completely depicted without those in the "other" category -- many of which could pose a meaningful competitive threat to the larger players in the areas where they are building networks or already offering service.


For the latest on urban network innovation, visit Light Reading's dedicated Gigabit Cities content channel. And be sure to register to attend Light Reading's Gigabit Cities Live event on May 13-14 in Atlanta.


For more on what's happening across the broad range of Gigabit Cities competition, see a sampling of Light Reading's recent coverage here:

— Jason Meyers, Executive Editor, Light Reading

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whichvoip
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whichvoip,
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5/26/2015 | 4:25:44 PM
Re: Geography
Hi Mendyk.

Ha ha, good one. Yes that is true for the Cities - they were never supposed to be accurate from a graphical standpoint. The goal was to highlight the main providers within a state and list the main Cities covered.

Andy
mendyk
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mendyk,
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5/26/2015 | 3:48:37 PM
Re: Geography
Among other relocations, San Jose seems to have moved into the LA metro area. Maybe a teaser for San Andreas?
whichvoip
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whichvoip,
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5/26/2015 | 3:07:23 PM
Re: Geography
Thank you for updating the infographic Sarah, much appreciated.
sarahthomas1011
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sarahthomas1011,
User Rank: Light Beer
5/26/2015 | 2:58:24 PM
Re: Geography
Hmm my guess is those ears weren't so much deaf as no longer working here. :) I've updated the infographic.
whichvoip
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whichvoip,
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5/26/2015 | 2:05:35 PM
Re: Geography
Absolutely correct Jayja. This was a VERY early version of the Infographic. It was created by WhichVoIP and this was a very early release. Despite MANY attempts to get Lightreading to update the infographic, it has fallen on deaf ears unfortunately.

Here is the latest version of the Gigabit growth Infographic.

Thanks

Andy (WhichVoIP)

 
jayja
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jayja,
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3/18/2015 | 10:14:27 PM
Geography
The guy who made the Cox map flunked geography.  It rendered on my screen showing Phoenix is in Nevada, Las Vegas is in Arizona and Omaha is in South Dakota.
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